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#1 Old 06-22-2007, 05:45 PM
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As an omni I was never allowed to cook much, but now that I'm vegan my mom lets me make whatever I want! Woo! So, this morning I made my first vegan smoothie by randomly blending fruits, juice, soymilk, tofu. It was pretty good! But I'd like to know what your favorite things to blend together to make a smoothie are!
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#2 Old 06-22-2007, 05:58 PM
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mmmm smoothies....

bananas, frozen blueberries, soymilk and veggie protein powder, and flax

and sometimes ice if we are trying to stretch out the soymilk.



i think im gonna go make one!
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#3 Old 06-22-2007, 06:17 PM
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I like to put in several fruits...banana, grapes, strawberrries, oranges, cherries, whatever, along with some juice (orange, grape, etc.,) and some torn up leafy greens, spinach, kale, turnipgreens...amazingly, you don't taste the greens much, and they are so GOOD for you...lol...

I also throw in some flax and/or sesame seeds...yum!
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#4 Old 06-22-2007, 06:38 PM
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#5 Old 06-22-2007, 07:57 PM
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1. banana

2. piece of fresh fruit (usually peach, nectarine or melon)

3. some frozen fruit (usually blueberries, strawberries, pineapple or tropical mix)

4. enough juice to blend (I'll use any kind of juice, but prefer less sweet ones like pomegranate or aronia berry)

5. handful of fresh spinach or kale

6. heaping spoonful of flax meal

7. scoop of green mix



Yum! I like to add the spinach or kale since then I make sure to get some extra greens.
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#6 Old 06-22-2007, 08:19 PM
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1 banana

handful of strawberries

1 kiwi

handful of pineapple

whole lot of kale

hemp protien powder

ice
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#7 Old 06-22-2007, 09:36 PM
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Ooh, these sound good.
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#8 Old 06-22-2007, 11:18 PM
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My base recipe is:



8 ounces Trader Joe's unsweetened organic soymilk

.5 tablespoon TJ's alcohol free vanilla extract

1 tablespoon TJ's organic maple syrup

2 dashes of stevia powder (optional)



And then I'll add the fruit for flavor. I like a thick, milkshake kind of consistency, so I usually add a frozen fruit instead of fresh... or go with frozen banana plus a fresh fruit.



Frozen mango chunks and orange juice

Frozen blueberry

Frozen strawberry



My all time fav is frozen banana chunks and unsweetened cocoa powder. That tastes better than any chocolate milkshake served up in the fast food places. Frozen banana is great.

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#9 Old 06-22-2007, 11:26 PM
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Peanut butter, banana, chocolate (soy)milk orrr banana/tofu/yogurt, strawberries/raspberries, and (soy)milk!
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#10 Old 06-23-2007, 12:06 AM
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Well, since you asked, I recently blogged about smoothies: http://veganspoonful.com/2007/06/20/...othie-oatmeal/



My standard recipe is easy to remember:



1 cup liquid (orange juice or soymilk)

1 cup frozen fruit

1 ripe banana

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal



I love smoothies

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#11 Old 06-23-2007, 06:32 AM
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I've been drinking a lot of smoothies the last couple of days because I've gotten my tounge pierced again. xD Great recipes, I'll try them.
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#12 Old 06-23-2007, 09:56 AM
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Green smoothies are my main kind of smoothie. I usually pack'em full of stuff and it's pretty sweet!



What I usually put in it: banana, strawberries, orange, water, baby spinach, greenleaf lettuce, sometimes romaine lettuce, a little agave. grinded flax seed, sprouts and a little ice at the end to get it nice and cold.



i sometimes added a peeled cucumber (wonderful for your skin), apple, a collard leaf or two.



sometimes i throw ALL of that in there. it makes a huge amount but i put the rest in the fridge for later.



when i do a simple one, i put a couple different kinds of fruit and some baby spinach in it. I pretty much never have a smoothie without some sort of leafy green added.



They do have these 'savory smoothie' recipes out and about. They're like a soup, I guess. People add ginger, garlic, peppers, that sorta thing. I haven't been brave enough to try one of those yet, though.
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#13 Old 06-27-2007, 03:34 PM
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i put a frozen fruit bar, splash of soy milk, handful of frozen strawberries, a few chunks of frozen banana, and ice

and if that's too much for my blender to handle, i add a bit of water

it's really thick and yummy

actually, frozen banana, strawberries, and soy milk blended together makes the thickest, almost milkshake-like drink. it's amazing, like soft serve icecream.
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I do the green smoothie thing too.

A banana for a starter, a huge handful of spinach, and 5 or 6 leaves of kale/romain/dark green lettus. Then it's either a cup of strawberries, an orange (with skin peeled off leaving mostly of the pith), a cup of pitted cherries, frozen blueberries/raspberries, peaches, plums, etc. On and on. But I always have the greens and the banana!



I love green smoothies!!!
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